3rd August 2020
Schematic representation of the tube dilation in linear-linear and star-linear blends. The undilated tube has a diameter and increases with time as a consequence of constraint release (CR) – relaxation of a given chain driven by the motions of surrounding chains. Copyright: University of the Basque Country

Direct Observation of Tube Dilation in Polymer Blends

Scientists of the University of the Basque Country and Forschungszentrum Jülich exploited the spatial and time resolution of neutron spin echo (NSE) to directly probe the time-dependent tube dilation in blends of entangled... (Read more)
3rd August 2020

Achieving Long Spin Diffusion Lengths in Carbon-based Semiconductors

Scientists of the University of Mainz report measuring spin diffusion lengths in doped conjugated polymers using a lateral spin transport device architecture, which is based on spin pumping injection and inverse spin Hall... (Read more)
31st July 2020
ISMC2019 plenary talks were held in the impressive McEwan Hall. Copyright: University of Edinburgh, Paul Maguire

ISMC2019: Spectacular Settings in Edinburgh

The fifth International Soft Matter Conference took place in Edinburgh from 03-07 June in 2019 and attracted 500 delegates from all over the... (Read more)
7th November 2019
Group photo taken during the 2019 Joint Annual Meeting of SoftComp and EUSMI. Copyright: walbert visuelle

120 Participants at SoftComp/EUSMI Annual Meeting 2019

120 soft matter scientists attended the Joint SoftComp/EUSMI Annual Meeting 2019 wich took place in Portonovo (AN), Italy, from 8-10 October... (Read more)
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